I could see tvN Wed-Thurs drama Tale of Gumiho (Tale of the Nine-Tailed) crumbling under the weight of its own mythology building, not yet in episode 5 but the weak spots are there. I still enjoy the drama and episode 5 took Lee Yeon and Ji Ah major steps closer but I still don’t connect with their modern romance. Conversely I am like 100 billion percent sympathizing with little abandoned brother Lee Rang, he was like a baby when his brother left him for love and had to endure mountain burning and even mercy killing his own dog. Like, two of my pet peeves, kid and pet abuse. I cheered when Lee Rang beat up those baseball player bullies abusing the dog and it even brought his sidekick closer to Yeon’s vet doctor sidekick, those two are just delightful in their own side story. There’s clearly a big bad (not Rang) who is a snake demon now reincarnated into the baby growing up into a boy in mere days and was likely the same big bad that caused Ji Ah’s past life self’s death. I wish the OTP had something more for me to grasp than “oh, they were so cute and happy together in their past lives”. Hotel Del Luna built the requisite angst crumbs early, I need more of it here.